Rhode Island
Public School Ratings






Rhode Island Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Rhode Island School Districts by City
Number Of Students 143,436
Number Of Rhode Island Schools 320
Number Of Rhode Island School Districts 62
Spending Per Student $18,061

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 47.9870534990152
4th Grade 37.3262792301605
5th Grade 39.3813594270898
6th Grade 38.7410166445657
7th Grade 31.2648519978643
8th Grade 35.7220690208551
10th Grade 59.0746198437431

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 36.35046474916
4th Grade 32.5644487197172
5th Grade 30.5330544137013
6th Grade 28.3788730156384
7th Grade 28.1517962855485
8th Grade 24.9071973549977
10th Grade 31.0767155076618

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 59.0% 49.7%
Black 9.2% 15.9%
Hispanic 27.4% 27.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 3.5% 5.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.0% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 46.8% 47.6%
English Language Learners 8.7% 9.7%
Students With Disabilities 16.8% 14.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 13.39
AVG FOR NATION 16.03

Rhode Island Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 1,057,315 327,167,434
Population Density (per sq. mile) 1,023 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 5.2% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 18.0% 19.3%
20-44 Years Old 32.7% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 27.7% 26.0%
65 Or Older 16.5% 15.2%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 410,885 117,952,415
Single Parent Households With Children 10.8% 10.7%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 88.0% 87.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 33.3% 31.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 13.8% 13.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 16.4% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 12.6% 12.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.5% 17.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 15.5% 17.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.1% 13.9%
$15,000 or less 12.1% 10.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,237 $1,324,894,902 51.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,789 $256,676,732 9.9%
Staff $652 $93,485,315 3.6%
General Administration $246 $35,252,134 1.4%
School Administration $820 $117,587,821 4.5%
Operation $1,296 $185,829,993 7.2%
Transportation $694 $99,538,496 3.8%
Other $666 $95,560,015 3.7%
Total Support $6,162 $883,905,154 34.1%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,661 $381,748,070 14.7%
Total Expenditures $18,061 $2,590,527,483 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%